Thursday, October 29, 2015

Apple Punch Art Card

This was such a FUN card to make! I watched a video by Dee Slater showing how to make apple punch art and I was hooked! (Here is a link to the video) I used to collect everything apple so this brought it all back to me. Once you start making apples, you won't be able to stop!

Apples and Leaves:
You just cut a circle with the 1-3/4 inch circle punch, then cut "bites" out of the top and bottom of the circle to form the apple. She also shows how to punch leaves using a circle punch. I made some with the 1-3/4 inch punch and some with the 1-1/2 inch punch. Just insert your circle back into your punch far enough so it looks like a leave inside the circle, then punch. Turn the circle and do the same thing again. You can get two leaves from each circle. From the paper left surrounding a brown punched out area of a circle, use your circle punch to make the stem. I had a whole pile of leaves and apples when I was done, so I decided to make a bushel basket of apples!

For the basket, I cut a 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch square out of crumb cake cardstock and embossed it with a Sissix striped embossing folder. From that square, I made angle cuts on each side to form the shape of a basket and rounded the bottom corners by hand. For the rim of the basket I cut a 4 x 1 inch piece of crumb cake, rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch, and attached it to the basket with dimensionals. For added dimension, I inked the edges of the basket and rim piece before attaching the apples. I also inked the edges of the apples and leaves. I tied some linen thread around the basket, made a bow, and added several more leaves. I attached the basket to the card with dimensionals. I placed two of the apples behind the rim of the basket and one in front. I added some enamel dots for decoration.

Card Base & Greeting:
My card base is a little bit bigger than A2 to accomodate the apples and basket. You could make your apples smaller by using a smaller circle punch and then making the basket smaller, but I went with the larger apples and just made by card a bit bigger. Finished size is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. The stamped greeting is from Endless Thanks. I cut it out with the small oval punch and then attached that to a scalloped oval cut out in real red. It is also attached with dimensionals. Cardstock for card and apples is real red and leaves are garden green. Basket and several leaves are crumb cake. DSP used is from the Merry Moments DSP stack.

All supplies are listed below. Try this card and check out Dee's video! She makes a really cute K-cup box that she decorates with the apples. Once you start making these apples, the possibilities are endless!

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